Migration, Amalgamation & Restoration
Please note: These guidance notes are not intended to be definitive legal advice and should not be relied upon as such. The interpretation of legislation is a matter on which the Guernsey Registry cannot advise and entities/individuals need to form their own independent view on compliance with the legislation. Independent legal advice is advised where there is any uncertainty.
The guidance notes and forms on this page relate to the amalgamation of two or more companies, migration of companies into or out of Guernsey and restoration of companies to the Register.
Migration into or out of Guernsey
Companies can apply to migrate (transfer their registration) into or out of Guernsey. Applications for migrations should be made using the below forms (and must include the required documentation). For migrations out of Guernsey a notice must be published on the Registry website for 28 days before the migration can take effect.
Applications to migrate in or out of Guernsey can only be made by a Corporate Service Provider.
|Migration in - form [531kb]||Migration in form, including details of documentation that must be attached to the application|
|Migration out - form [223kb]||Migration out form, including details of documentation that must be attached to the application|
Companies can apply to amalgamate with one or more other companies and continue as one of the amalgamating companies or a new company. An application for amalgamation should be made using the below form (and must include the required documentation).
A notice must be published on the Registry website for 28 days before an amalgamation can take effect.
|Amalgamation - form [183kb]||Amalgamation checklist, including details of documentation that must be attached to the application|
A company which has been struck off of the register in the last 10 years (unless it was struck off under section 519 - persistent or gross contraventions) can apply for restoration to the register.
In most cases an application must be made to the Court for an order restoring the company to the register, but in some very limited cases can be restored by the Registrar without the need for a Court Order.
|Restoration guidance - Court process [1Mb]||Restoration guidance and form - Royal Court process|
|Restoration application - administrative error [1Mb]||Restoration guidance and form - administrative process. This type of application can only be made only where the company was struck off 'in error'|
Relevant links & information
The Companies (Guernsey) Law, 2008